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Summer Nahuatl Intensive Brown Bag Series: The Positive Relationship Between the Heritage Language Use and Well-Being in Nahua Communities

Are you part of the Nahuatl Language and Culture Program? Did you miss our first Brown Bag Presentation? If so, make sure to check out our Brown Bag Series which will take place every Tuesday for the rest of the month from 1:40-2:30 p.m. Each week we will have a new speaker so stay tuned to learn more about who will be speaking and the topics that will be covered.

“CLAS was thrilled to have Justyna Olko professor in the Faculty of Artes Liberales at the University of Warsaw present in the first Brown Bag Presentation for the 2020 Intensive Nahuatl Language and Culture Program. Jusyna shared insights to her ongoing research on, “The Positive Relationship Between the Heritage Language Use and Well-Being in Nahua Communities.” We are grateful for this wonderful kick off and look forward to the rest of our presenters in the coming weeks!”

Justyna Olko is professor in the Faculty of “Artes Liberales” at the University of Warsaw and director of its Center for Research and Practice in Cultural Continuity. She specializes in ethnohistory, sociolinguistics, contact linguistics, language endangerment and revitalization as well as decolonizing research practices, with a special focus on Nahua language and culture. Olko is also involved in a program for revitalizing the Nahuatl language and works with researchers and activists committed to revitalizing endangered languages of ethnic minorities in Poland. Author of several books, including Insignia of Rank in the Nahua World (University Press of Colorado, 2014); editor and co-author of Dialogue with Europe, Dialogue with the Past. Colonial Nahua and Quechua Elites in Their Own Words (University Press of Colorado & University of Utah, 2018). She is the co-editor (with Julia Sallabank) and co-author of Revitalizing Endangered Languages. A Practical Guide (Cambridge University Press, 2020) and the editor of three publishing series in endangered languages (Nahuatl, Wymysorys, Lemko). A recipient of the first grant in the humanities for Poland from the European Research Council (Europe and America in Contact, 2012-2017) and the Twinning grant of the European Commission (Horizon 2020, 2016-2018), she is currently leading a team project Language as a cure: linguistic vitality as a tool for psychological well-being, health and economic sustainability (TEAM Program, Foundation for Polish Science). Justyna Olko is a member of the Polish National Science Center Council (2018-2022) and was awarded the Knight’s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta (2013), as well as a Burgen Fellowship by the Academia Europaea (2013). More information at (Enlaces a un sitio externo.)

Last Updated: 11/4/21